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To provide its pupils with Internet and email access, Powys county council in 1999 implemented an open source-based server solution in schools. Council staff were already familiar with free software, since the council had used LAMP web servers since...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:27 Oct 2008 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The German city of Munich is migrating its computers to open source and GNU/Linux, both on desktops and servers. Rather than lowering IT costs, the main motive is the desire for strategic independence from software suppliers. In May 2008, the city...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:22 Aug 2008 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Started in May 2006 as an initiative of the Galician government, Mancomún is designed to support Galicia\'s progress towards the information society. The project promotes growth in the regional ICT sector through the advantages of free...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:22 Aug 2008 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Slovenian COKS competence centre (www.coks.si), launched in October 2007, provides information and support for Slovenian users of Open Source software. With the government\'s help, COKS assists the public sector in using Open Source to its...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:18 Jul 2008 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Hordes of creepy critters are crawling through a forest of obstacles, as teams of children cheer them on. The creatures in the BAMZOOKi show are virtual, created with the latest computer technology. Now the equipment used to record this kids\'...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:13 Mar 2008 | Updated: 02 Feb 2017

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Aimed at public administrations at the local and regional level, Programverket in Sweden provides a platform for sharing specialised software on a FLOSS basis. Though it is still under development, its mission goes much further: It wants to be an...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:17 Dec 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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CommunesPlone originated as an initiative to promote software cooperation between local governments in Belgium. Since its start in 2005, it has grown rapidly, with now 26 members. Organised like a FLOSS community, the group develops applications in...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:26 Nov 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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It is becoming common knowledge in the public sector that sharing and reusing software is a wise thing to do. But the devil is in the details. In Denmark, softwarebørsen.dk is out to not only make software reuse easy, but also to give public...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:24 Oct 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Urging public administrations to use Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and open standards is one thing. Getting them to really take the jump is quite another. In the Netherlands, the OSOSS programme is helping ministries and municipalities to...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:25 Sep 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Developing and running a Subsidies Management Back-Office System using Open Source Software exclusively is a challenge that the Brussels Region French Common Community (CoCoF) took up. Previously 20 different departments maintained separate lists of...

Case | Created by:Nicolas Dupuis | Created:11 Jun 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In 2004, Bolzano\'s schools needed to upgrade the software on their computers. Carlo Pomaro, working at the school authority of Bolzano\'s provincial government, and Antonio Russo, a teacher at a local vocational school, discovered that they...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:06 Jun 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In 2005, the regional government of Andalusia decided to make the software it owns available as FLOSS by means of a repository. Since 2003 already, the government of Andalusia is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to help its citizens enter the...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:08 May 2007 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Schoten adopted open source software within its server IT environment and replaced numerous proprietary applications. According to the municipality, the migration was a big success. Due to the new server environment, Schoten could not only reduce...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:21 Dec 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Orwell High School, in Felixstowe on the East Coast of England, is a school with some 1.000 students ranging in age from 11 to 18. The High School introduced open source software in the scope of a hard migration and has just received Specialist...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Dec 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Sensitive to Open Source development, the city of Bologna takes part in further Open Source actions among which two EU projects: USE-ME.GOV Project (I) and the ACTOS Project (II). In addition to this projects, Bologna hopes to launch another project...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:30 Nov 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Since 1989, many things have changed in Romania, including computers, and the way how other nations perceive the country. Romania is better known for its “Dracula figure” than for its IT involvement. The history of open source systems in...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:31 Oct 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Italian Osservatorio Tecnologico launched a survey on May 2005 to analyse the use of open source software in Italian schools. The preliminary results, presented in June 2005, showed that some institutions within the educational sector are using...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:26 Sep 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Spanish ministry has realised a server side open source software migration in the last years. Debian and Red Hat based Linux operating systems running on Intel x86 hardware replaced SPARC/Solaris server systems within the administration. About...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:26 Sep 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Polish city of Gdańsk adopted open source software within its city council administration. At the open source seminar Business Management Methods and IT Investments, Wieslaw Patrzek, representative of the president of Gdańsk and responsible for...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:26 Sep 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Since 2004, the Italian Province of Genova (Genoa) has participated in a number of projects related to Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS). These have included development of a collaborative work environment released under a FLOSS licence, as...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:31 Aug 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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